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love is like
- Love is like carbon dioxide.
You cannot avoid it, no matter where you hide.
You exhale it thinking it’s a waste,
But you need it even it doesn’t have taste.
We need love like we need water,
Our companion when everything seems hotter.
Though both are tasteless and colorless,
We must have it nevertheless.
- —Guest secret
Radiation Decay Poem
- Radiation Decay By Elias Atienza As Alpha decay prowls around In the dead of night waiting for a victim It penetrates centimeters in the air, But it fails to do it’s duty For you, at least you should be, are wearing clothes, Allowing you to weather the small and ultimately, dismal storm. As Beta decay prowls around In the dead of night, waiting for you to walk on by It penetrates several meters of air But if fails to do it’s duty For you for some reason decided to wear a suit of aluminium to your friend’s Costume Party Gamma decay growls and roars In broad daylight, wishing to scare, As the rain starts to pour It penetrates several kilometers in the air But if fails to do it’s duty For you fell in a fallout shelter and closed the door behind you While munching on some Pirate booty And it disappears into the night Because you gave it such a fright.
- —Guest Elias Atienza1
- Chlorine, the thing thats light green. You put in your pool and it makes you feel cool. If you're a blonde be be careful not to swim too long or you're hair will turn all wrong.
- —Guest Janna Johnson
- Little Johnny took a drink, but he will drink no more,
For what he thought was H2O was H2SO4
- —Guest LOLOLOL
With apologies to Walt Whitman
O Captain, Mercaptan! Your essence overwhelms.
No other odors are so strong in olfactory realms;
They numb our nasal acumen because they’re so compelling,
And overpower the pleasant scents we’re capable of smelling.
O gross, gross, gross,
O nauseating stuff!
Where R-SH’es are involved
A little’s quite enough.
O Captain, Mercaptan, the smell of death is yours.
Your thioalcoholic breath is one that long endures.
The skunk that sprays a mile away confirms the diagnosis
A single whiff removes all doubt of morbid halitosis
O Captain, Mercaptan,
Your fetid odors reek
They’re like a toxic nightmare
Where sulfuric gases leak.
O Captain, Mercaptan, rise up and waft the smell
Of coffee brewing in the pot that people love so well;
Or enhance the sweet aroma of a perfumer’s creation,
And let such lovely fragrances redeem your reputation.
But mercaptans do not answer
When such odes as this are read;
They are simply sulfur compounds
And they’re very very
- —Guest Bud Morris
science is changeable
- Science is Changeable
Classification destroys continuity
Proceeding by making category mistakes
Mistaking similarities for commonalities
Fixating on description as true relationship
No organism lives all alone
All living things are really colonies
More than 250 bacteria live on and in each of us
So do fungi, algae, and protozoa
Without them we become very ill
No system, not even our universe, is closed
We know only four per cent of even that
And atoms may have more than two nuclei
With long chain molecules of metals as compounds
Having no attached nonmetals balancing charge
Genes are not passed half from each parent
Less than eighty percent is from sperm or egg
And some of the remaining triplets are moved
Which govern which attributes can be transformed
Progeny thus bear little resemblance to immediate ascendant
Sol may have only eight planets and two planetoids
But there more than a thousand extra-solar planets
Some of them resembling Earth except perhaps in size
Thought to b
elemental Islands of Stability
Elemental Island of Stability
Like electron shells with magic numbers of electrons
Whether it’s two, two plus six, or thirty-two or beyond
Nuclei have stable configurations of protons and neutrons
Including some isotopes of Transuranium elements
Stable for more than seconds up to minutes and days
Dubmium288 (23 hours),Mendelevium258 (52days), Fermium256 (101days)
There’re likely no elements beyond Z one hundred thirty-seven
Which is just beyond the island of stability at Z one hundred twenty-six
Which some suggest will last up to millions of years
But at least much longer than milliseconds
Discoverers persist to their study
Considering the arising technology
Then there sprung the chemistry
“The science of matter” they say
Anywhere I may wander
Astounding creations are there
Had bounty that will never shatter
And shed satisfactions forever
Matter as what it was denominated
Has particles and can be measured
It’s either be a gas, a solid or a liquid
Have density and a space it occupied
An atom as matter’s composite
It is present in every element
It is comprised in everything on earth
In our life, it became prominent
BY: LENIE S. PAMA
- —Guest LENIE S. PAMA
Radiation Decay Poem
- Radiation Decay
By Elias Atienza
As Alpha decay prowls around
In the dead of night waiting for a victim
It penetrates centimeters in the air,
But it fails to do it’s duty
For you, at least you should be, are wearing clothes,
Allowing you to weather the small and ultimately, dismal storm.
As Beta decay prowls around
In the dead of night, waiting for you to walk on by
It penetrates several meters of air
But if fails to do it’s duty
For you for some reason decided to wear a suit of aluminium to your friend’s
Gamma decay growls and roars
In broad daylight, wishing to scare,
As the rain starts to pour
It penetrates several kilometers in the air
But if fails to do it’s duty
For you fell in a fallout shelter and closed the door behind you
While munching on some Pirate booty
And it disappears into the night
Because you gave it such a fright.
- —Guest Elias Atienza
Chmistry is soo much fun
- Chemistry is fun,
just watch it how its done.
Mix and bake to make a cake,
but chemistry is not fake.
Stirring, grinding want some more,
but be careful dont drop it on the floor.
Containers and chemicals everywhere,
I dont wanna go anywhere.
The chemistry room is such a blast,
I finished my experiment at last.
- —Guest Jessie
- It's a gas that's yellowish-green
A non-metal, reactive and mean
It's one half of salt
it can make your life halt
its compounds keep our water clean
- —Guest jellybeans
It's ionic that we bond
- It’s ionic that we bond.
A metal and a nonmetal
met in a bar one day
The metal said I’ve had my ion you and
I’m wondering if you’ll stay
The non-metal said I must have 8 VE’s
And you’ve got what I need
If you will lend me an electron
I’ll be your friend indeed.
The metal became so positive
And we know opposites attract
They formed an ionic compound
because both liked to react.
The new couple was so different
And their bond so sure and stable
You would barely recognize them
On the periodic table.
By Tammy N
- —Guest Tammy
freshman chem lab
- first they argue/ then argue some more/ their eyes strain looking at test tubes/ finally, they fine the miniscus in each. miniscus/measurements taken carefully
- —Guest Catbird 55
- ode to chemistry as a subject:
chemistry is a mystery
- —Guest kailashrangaraj
Ode to the Electron
- Oh electron in the sky, lightning zaps you and makes trees fry!